Dec 11, 2019
Gearing up for digital disruption
Times are changing and our people in Information Services (IS) are embracing the opportunity to approach ideas and innovation in a new way.
"There is a belief that we need to know if an idea is a good idea before we spend any time on it", says Chris Foster, Vice-President, Information Services and Chief Information Officer. “In reality, we won’t know if an idea is good or bad until we spend some time exploring it. So, we encourage our people to spend hours on lots of ideas, days on great ideas and weeks to deliver wins.”
Moving in the right direction
In 2017, TC Energy started working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud computing service in the world, to move some of our applications to the cloud. Initially, the partnership began to reduce costs related to server maintenance. That journey quickly evolved as more long-term benefits were realized, including the adoption of their approach to innovation.
“AWS has supported us in developing the technical capabilities and reducing our costs, and they have openly shared how they approach innovation,” states Chris. “While the technology has helped us achieve our goals, it’s the focus on outcome-based innovation that shifts our trajectory and makes us a better partner today than we were yesterday.”
This week, Chris and many members of his team are at the AWS re:Invent conference, a conference for the global cloud computing community. Tamara Rego, Director, Digital Transformation Office will present to thousands of aspiring digital disruptors about our innovation journey with AWS and how our people are instrumental in this shift.
“We are leading the way for cloud adoption in our industry because of the talented people in our organization who were able to shift their capabilities to learn new skills and embrace change,” says Tamara. “Our innovation journey is a success because we have transformed from an infrastructure intense world to value-driven technologies that support our future.”